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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:00 am

Man charged with murder in death of boy, 5

RON SHAWGO | For The Journal Gazette

Police have made an arrest in the death of a 5-year-old boy who was rushed to a hospital March 8.

Danial Tyrell Pope, 28, is charged with murder in the death of Benjamyn Otto McKinney Frederick, according to a statement by Fort Wayne police. Pope was arrested at 4:10 p.m. Monday at a home in the 5500 block of Litchfield Road on the city's northeast side. No other information was released Monday night.

Police were called about 12:30 p.m. March 8 to 1218 Gay St., where a 5-year-old child was taken from the home. Benjamyn died from neck compression and blunt force trauma, according to the Allen County coroner's report.

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